Annual Lewis Luau

Rabbit rabbit! How is it already August?! Saturday was my 2nd favorite day of the year. My Aunt Judy & Uncle Dave’s annual Lewis Luau.


There was corn hole for the adults.image

And corn hole for the little guys. (Playing cornhole with Lucas and Brinkley is more fun than playing with adults).


This picture makes my heart explode. My brother is going to be a great Dad one day. One day though. They are making us all wait.

imageI took advantage of the vacant hammock for a little relaxation in the sun while waiting for more family to arrive.



Snuggles with Brinkley.image

My favorite little man rocking his bird hat.

imageFor the first time ever, when I asked Lucas if he wanted to take a picture, he actually said yes! He was a bit wiggly, but I’ll take it! image

Oh, and there was a pig! I tried the pig, but I like the actual pig roasting better than eating it.image

Lindsay and I enjoyed a beautiful Saturday evening sky…


While cuddling up together on the hammock… snapchatting and battling mosquitoes…image

Before ending the night around the fire with family.imageAnd Sunday was a rainy, lazy day. Just what I needed before coming back into work!

What were the highlights of your weekend?

Weekend Recap: Lewis Luau & Lazy Day

After a super tiring work week, a relaxing and low key weekend was exactly what I needed! My Friday night started with a grocery haul at Target. I picked up 2 packages of chicken breast which were both on sale. I love this chicken because there is no fat on them! Most of the time I have to cut off a good chunk of fat which is annoying and disgusting! I also grabbed coconut flour to try a new pancake recipe, tuna, salsa, burger seasoning for when I make ground beef, an assorted box of single serving sized Oreos, Nutter Butter bites and mini Chips Ahoy, and also a few other unpictured essentials.


Before starting my lazy evening, I marinated my chicken breasts in liquid aminos and let that sit overnight. I then cooked it up Saturday mid-morning.


Around 7:30 it was finally time to relax! I cuddled up on my couch and watched the last 2 episodes of Season 1 of White Collar, and dug into my dessert. A protein froyo bowl. I made a regular protein shake and added Xantham Gum to thicken it up.


I topped it with a bag of crushed mini Oreos. So good!! In bed and asleep by 9:30… it was fabulous and my favorite kind of Friday night! 🙂



When you go to sleep at 9:30 pm, you wake up fully rested at 6 am. I had my alarm set for 7 am, but I was hoping to get up at 6:30. When I woke up wide awake just after 6, I decided to start my day instead of lounging in bed. I wanted to see what the gym would be like around 7, so I mixed up my pre-workout and headed out the door!


Saturday’s workout was legs! I like having my high carb day on leg day since that’s one of my hardest workouts. I started with 20 minutes of HIIT on the treadmill, completed my leg workout, and cooled down with a mile walking and stretching. I quickly went to the store after the gym to get mini chocolate chips so that I could make chocolate chip protein donuts.


They were SO good and worth it! Since I know that keeping the bag of mini chocolate chips in my apartment will result in a binge, that afternoon I brought them to my parent’s house and stuck the bag in their freezer. I figure when I want to make more choc.chip protein donuts or pancakes, I can grab the serving size I need when I need it. image

The rest of my morning was spent cleaning my apartment and prepping food before I headed out for the day. Aunt Judy and Uncle Dave were hosting their annual summer Lewis Luau, which is one of my favorite days of the year! Lots of swimming.


Lots of eating and chatting.


Mike’s little corner reminded me of Summer.


Happy 25th anniversary Aunt Judy & Uncle Dave! My Uncle Tim renewed their vows. So beautiful!


After a tiring but fun day and evening with family, I woke up exhausted on Sunday. For some reason I was still up 30 minutes before my 7 am alarm, so I just went with it. I used a few samples from PEScience and headed out the door for my workout. HIIT, back and biceps. I substituted a few new exercises since I wanted to switch things up and I think it was a good workout, but we will see if my muscles get sore today or tomorrow.


After the gym, I ate breakfast and meal prepped a few lunches and dinners for the first half of the week.


I then headed to my parent’s house and spent the next 5 hours outside with my Mom reading. It was a great day! 🙂image

What was the highlight of your weekend?

CrossFit Comp, Pool Party & Running

Nothing beats starting your weekend with fresh fruit and your brother and sister-in-law being in town for a wedding. The weekend was full of family, and it was just a really good few days.

Friday night we stayed up super late after BBQing, and spent the time hanging out, talking, and watching What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. We hadn’t seen it yet, so we were excited to see what all the fuss was about. It was interesting for sure, but I liked it!



I started my morning off with a training run from my Couch to 10K program, before heading to CrossFit Nashua to support 2 of our teams in the Summer Smackdown competition.
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Alan and Jill represented their FitGirl Clothing shirts at the comp. Love them!IMG_9613

Once I got home, I was able to spend just a few minutes with Ryan and Chels, before they headed to a wedding.


Right after they left, I had to pack up a few things to head to my Aunt & Uncle’s annual Lewis Luau. It was so much fun, and even though it was cloudy, I loved being able to spend the day with my family.
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Unfortunately I didn’t hop into the water. It just looked so cold, and my shivering cousin Lindze didn’t make it seem tempting either!IMG_9642 IMG_9645


A much-needed morning sleeping in until 9:30. I retreated downstairs to find Ryan and Chelsey awake, so I joined them on the couch to watch golf & get some blog work done. We lounged around for a bit before we took a 1.5 mile walk around the neighborhood.


Shortly after returning, Ry & Chels packed up and left, and I made my way downtown to Runner’s Alley to pick up a few things for training. I’ve really been hit with the running bug over the last few weeks, more so than I have lately, and I’m really excited to tackle new distances!


Once I came home from Runner’s Alley & a training run, I retreated outside to do some blog work and catch some sun.


Aside from one incident, it really was another great summer weekend!

What was the highlight of your weekend?

How many miles did you run?

Lewis Luau: Family, Fun & the Sun

Sunday was a day full of family, sun and great food.

At 1:30, the Annual Lewis Luau kicked off at my aunt and uncles house. My favorite part of their set-up was the tiki bar.


The Painkillers was the best drink, but aside from stealing a sip from my cousins’ cup, I stuck to my water.


The fruit was my favorite appetizer, and just look at that watermelon!

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The beginning of the party was spent hanging out with my cousins, and stealing baby Lucas from Lindze.


The twins melted my heart with their hula dancing.


Zoe (left) is my twin. That’s exactly what I looked like as a baby. 🙂


And then it was time to swim! My uncle with the float on his head… I just love him.


I swam with Mia for a bit, and she impressed me with swimming on her own! She’s about to turn 3, but it feels like just yesterday she was born. Oh how time goes by way too quickly.


Lindz and Mike took Lucas in the pool for his first swim. He loved it! He actually didn’t even realize what was going on since the water felt like bath water.


And can we please just talk about how cute Lucas’ flip flips are?!


Just a few of the cousins. Cousins for best friends = perfection.


My Uncle and his ladies. We’re okay with being pimped out by him since he was the host.


My other Uncle is the bango man.


Dinner came at the perfect time, as my stomach was beginning to growl after all the swimming. That white dip. OMG! I have no idea what it was, but there was fruit, walnuts and marshmallows in it. To die for!


And then it was time to head home and get ready for the work week.

Getting to cause trouble out on the town with Mark and spending Sunday luauing it up with my family, it was an amazing weekend for this girl!

Did you do anything fun & exciting this weekend?

What’s your favorite summer food?